New images have been revealed for the landmark Gateshead Quays scheme as Ask:PATRIZIA submit full proposals for the £260m plan.
The 80,000 sq ft development, which will host international conferences and exhibitions as well as music and cultural events, is situated on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside, directly in front the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
The scheme will include a 12,500-capacity arena, an international conference and exhibition centre, a dual branded hotel, restaurants, and extensive areas of public realm.
It is expected to add more than 1,000 jobs and £29 million GVA per annum to the regional economy. The council will be submitting a planning application later this year for a multi-storey car park on Baltic Quarter to service the development.
Ask:PATRIZIA is a joint venture between Ask Real Estate and PATRIZIA AG, the pan-European real estate investment partner, for the development of Gateshead Quayside.
Global architect, HOK is designing the overall masterplan for the site, with the project team also including Legends International, Lichfields, Gardiner and Theobald, QS, ARUP, M&E and Vectos.
John Hughes, managing director of Ask Real Estate, said: “We have undertaken a programme of public consultation with local stakeholders and neighbours which has informed our plans for Gateshead Quays and we are pleased that we are now able to take this through to the final stage of the planning process.
“Our appointed contractors Sir Robert McAlpine have been engaging with the technical teams and with the arena operator ASM Global and we have signed-off stage 2 designs for what will be a world-class events destination.
“We are hopeful that the scheme will achieve full planning consent later this year and look forward to delivering this superb facility for the North East as soon as possible.”
The hotel operator is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks and the new complex is set to open 2023.